Are you looking for a different magical Disney experience? Try Walt Disney World Fishing! In addition to its amazing resorts, theme parks, and restaurants, Walt Disney World is nestled between the Florida Uplands & the Everglades in the center of both Atlantic and Gulf coasts. This unique area features naturally rich fishing waters which make for a popular fishing spot. With it being part of Walt Disney World, you can expect the same level of top-notch World Class service to go along with it. “Venture out on Bay Lake & The Seven Seas Lagoon. Skim across Village Lake or Cruise Crescent Lake & The World Showcase Lagoon.”
Interesting Fishing Fact: From June – August 1956 in Disneyland, guests could fish from Huck Finn’s pier on Tom Sawyer’s Island. You would then bring the fish to Riverbelle Terrace to be cleaned and stored while you spent the day in the park! This was promptly ended when the latter part of the process didn’t “catch on” and it created a fishy situation. Fishing can now only be found at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Walt Disney World has partnered with B.A.S.S. (Bass Angler Sportsmen Society) to provide guided fishing excursions and dock-side fishing in the various waterways around the property. All fishing excursions are catch and release only.
Guided Fishing Excursions are offered 7 days a week and offered 4 times per day. Typically a fishing excursion lasts from 2 or 4 hours but an additional hour can be added at the dock prior to your excursion for an additional fee. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance and can accommodate 1-5 people. Your excursion includes an experienced guide, all necessary tackle, and gear, and a single 1-year subscription to B.A.S.S. which includes Bass Master Magazine. Life jackets are provided and are required for children ages 13 and younger.
Excursions can begin at any of the following Walt Disney World Resort Hotel locations: Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.
Ask your Disney Vacation Planner about scheduling a guided fishing excursion.
Dock fishing is only available at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Hotel. You can rent Casting rod gear at Fishin’ Hole at Ol’Man Island for a fee.
The BASS Masters tournament was held in Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon in 2005. Currently, Disney Vacation Club members are able to join a weekly tournament hosted at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. There is a prize awarded to the heaviest fish and the heaviest total combined catch. If you want to try your cast at this wonderful event contact your travel agent for dates and availability.